Free World History Courses
Here are 8 online World History courses offered free by top universities: the University of Notre Dame, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Open University.
University of Notre Dame
Virtual University has obtained permission to post an Islamic Societies course from the University of Notre Dame. Learn about the history and religious practices of societies in the Middle East and North Africa.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MIT has a wealth of courses available in nearly every subject, world history included. In the Modern Latin America course, learn about the politics, relations and revolutions of Central and South America. The Introduction to Environmental History is a starting point for learning about humanity's effect on the planet from Columbus to the present day.
- Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy
- Introduction to Environmental History
- From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia and Central Eurasia
- Nature, Environment, and Empire
- The World Since 1492
- Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times
The Open University
The Open University has a brief and unusual history course, focusing on the history of textiles in Ghana.
Free Online World History Courses at a Glance
|Course & School||Program Level||Format||Assignments||Quizzes & Exams||Downloadable|
|Islamic Societies: Religion, History and Culture course from University of Notre Dame||Undergraduate||Yes||No|
|Modern Latin America, 1808-Present: Revolution, Dictatorship, Democracy course from MIT||Undergraduate||External Reading Resources||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Introduction to Environmental History course from MIT||Undergraduate||Text Lessons||Yes||No||Yes|
|From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia course from MIT||Undergraduate||Text Lessons||No||Yes||Yes|
|Nature, Environment, and Empire course from MIT||Graduate||External Reading Resources||Yes||No||Yes|
|The World Since 1492 course from MIT||Undergraduate||External Reading Materials||Yes||No||Yes|
|Jewish History from Biblical to Modern Times course from MIT||Undergraduate||External Reading Resources||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Textiles in Ghana course from Open University||Beginner||Text Lessons||Yes||No||Yes|